Jofra Archer to miss England’s second Test vs India due to elbow injury with Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes in contention to replace him

Jofra Archer has been ruled out of England’s second Test against India with an elbow injury.
The pace bowler experienced pain in his right arm during the tourists’ victory in the series opener and has received an injection in the joint.
Archer will hope to return later in the four-match seriesGETTY
An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said: “Jofra Archer will miss the second Test against India in Chennai starting on Saturday after having an injection in his right elbow.
“The injection follows discomfort the fast bowler experienced during the 227-run win in the first Test at the same venue.
“The issue is not related to any previous injury and it is hoped the treatment will allow the condition to settle down quickly, allowing the player to return to action in time for the third Test in Ahmedabad.”
Archer took three wickets in the first Test as the tourists took a 1-0 series lead with three left to play.
There had already been talk about which seamers would line-up with rotation a likely option for the second Test – with ball-by-ball commentary exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2.
Archer had an injection in his right elbowBCCI
Head coach Chris Silverwood had already said James Anderson, who picked up five wickets, was not a guaranteed starter.
Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes missed out on the opening Test and are now in contention to come into the side.
Former England fast bowler, and talkSPORT host, Darren Gough urged the team to pick Anderson and Broad and to rest Archer – this was before the news was announced of his injury.
“Listen, it’s a big call isn’t it,” Gough said. “If it was me and I’d just bowled like I had done in the last two Test matches… it’s almost like they pre-planned it.
“I’m sure there’s football managers out there who might think, ‘right against this team I’m going to rest him, and against this team I’m going to play him because I think I’m more guaranteed to get three points’.
“It’s similar in cricket, you try to put a plan in place to give people rest time.
“If you ask the bowler, same as you would a footballer, do you want to play the next Test? Jimmy Anderson when we interviewed him the other day said, ‘100 per cent I want to play’.
James Anderson may now not be rested with Archer injuredBCCI
“I think he might play. The one who might not play is Jofra Archer because we talked about his work rates and I’ve mentioned many a time about Jofra and to get the best out of him you have to rest him, play him, rest him.
“This is more important now with back-to-back Tests. I have a feeling they could and may be thinking about Olly Stone and Archer like for like.
“If you were asking me and I was in charge, I would play Broad and Anderson. They are number two and three in the world.
“Win this Test match and they can’t lose the series.”

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